English definition of “the”
weak /ðə/, /ði/
strong /ðiː/ determiner
A1 used before nouns to mean things or people that have already been talked about or are already known: Can you pass the salt? I’ll pick you up at the station.
A1 used before nouns when only one of something exists: the Eiffel Tower the world
› used before some adjectives to make them into nouns: a home for the elderly
› used before numbers that refer to dates: Thursday the 29th of April